Film Marks First Major Bodybuilding Feature Since Schwarzenegger's "Pumping Iron"

LOS ANGELES, September 29, 2003 - Toni Ferrari, former guest of FOX's popular summer reality series Paradise Hotel has signed on to appear in the feature No Pain, No Gain. The film, which is being produced and directed by Samuel Turcotte and is currently shooting in the San Jose area, marks the first major film focused on the art of bodybuilding since "Pumping Iron," the 1977 classic documentary that launched the career of Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Ferrari, who shocked and amazed American audiences week after week with her no-nonsense approach to the Paradise Hotel game and her "in-your-face" attitude, will play a loud reality TV show contestant in the film. The role in No Pain, No Gain was specifically written with her in mind after the filmmakers saw her on the FOX reality series.

A Chicago-based personal trainer and fitness model, Ferrari also appeared as one of the contestants on FOX's 2001 reality series Love Cruise: The Maiden Voyage. Ferrari has also been cast in the upcoming independent feature The Final Minute. Her other film credits include extra roles in Touchstone Pictures' 2000 comedy High Fidelity, starring John Cusack and Jack Black and Warner Bros.' 1998 action-adventure flick The Negotiator, starring Samuel L. Jackson and Kevin Spacey.

Produced by Zukor Pictures, No Pain, No Gain stars renowned bodybuilder Gus Malliarodakis as Mike Zorillo, a highly intelligent former state champion bodybuilder who has become obsessed with scientific research on the human body and, consequently, has let his world-class physique go. Determined to introduce his new ideas to the world, Zorillo journeys to the mecca of bodybuilding, Los Angeles, to prove himself. For more information on No Pain, No Gain, please visit the website at

About Zukor Pictures

A division of the film and music production company Zukor Entertainment, Zukor Pictures is headed by entertainment and technology executive Samuel Turcotte. An award-winning filmmaker, Turcotte is also senior partner manager of digital media and wireless at Sun Microsystems. Turcotte and his work have been profiled in "Business Week," "The Wall Street Journal," "Videography" and "Electronic Media." For more information, visit